Why you should have your own online ordering system

According to a recent statistics in 2020, 60% of U.S. consumers order delivery or takeout once a week. 31% say they use these third-party delivery services at least twice a week. 20% of consumers say they spend more on off-premise orders compared to a regular dine-in experience. Most importantly digital ordering and delivery have grown 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014.

There are no question that everything is going digital, and that includes shopping and buying food from restaurants. At this age and time, it’s vital for every restaurant to have their own virtual store front. A place where customers can browse your menu, order, and pay all in the comfort of their own palm. 

Our goal is to provide you with all the solutions needed to have your own online ordering system, so you may start taking orders online for Dine-ins, Takeouts, and Deliveries. You may even accept table reservations with our system! Most importantly, we only charge a monthly fee and there will be no commission charged on any of your orders!

The Problem With Online Ordering Marketplaces

3rd party delivery platforms are trending and are bringing in a lot of customers and revenue, but they are also taking as much as 30% off every order! These platforms advertise to bring you new customers that you might not have otherwise had. These customers may also end up purchasing something in store next time. From this perspective, paying a % to acquire a new customer seems worth it especially when repeat business is expected. The problem with this is that the reverse situation usually ends up occurring far more. Your regular customers soon realize that they can order online and they end up using it the most because it’s more convenient for them. As a result, you end up losing a % on your most valuable customer base.

Then Came Self-Service Online Ordering System

So what’s the solution to this problem? That’s where self-service online ordering systems come in. The benefit of our system allows you to have your very own online store where you are in full control of pricing as well as user experience. Also with a simple monthly fee, you know you are not losing a big chunk to commissions for every order that you receive.

This is not the first time this happened to an industry. Take online shopping as a whole. When things really began picking up in the early 2000’s, marketplaces such as eBay dominated the space as they provided a platform of trust. This is something many people didn’t have in the early days when it came to online shopping. Ebay, however took large fees on every order and within a few years, nearly everyone with a serious online business on eBay set up their own online shop using self service systems like BigCommerce and Shopify that just charged a monthly price.

So Why Hungry Solutions?

The reason Hungry Solutions exists is simple. Our solutions allow small business restaurant owners to accept and manage every type of online orders, without a hefty cost or headache. On top of that, we are here to help and support you should you run into any questions. If you don’t have the time to set it up, we will do it all for you! Our affordable price may attract you initially but partnering with us, it’s the support, stability and constant improvement that will keep you around.